– Starting a blog is hard. You write all this content, you put it out there, but you get no traffic. What should you do? Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel and today I’m going to teach you how to create a brand new blog and generate 10,000 visits in less than six months.
Question for you, do you get over 10,000 visitors to your blog? If you do, leave a comment below with yes. If you don’t, leave a comment below with no. So, how do you generate over 10,000 visitors? And you know what? I’m not just going to teach you how to generate 10,000 visitors I’ll show you how to generate 10,000 visitors plus per month.
So step one. I want you to leverage the skyscraper technique. Whatever space you’re in, your competition is already creating content and they’re getting traffic. You can use tools like SEMrush, or you can use tools like Ubersuggest, put in your competitors’ URLs.
It’ll show you what’s popular, and then you can see what traffic, what kind of articles are driving them traffic, so you can also create similar ones. But the purpose of this is to leverage the skyscraper technique.
Whatever they’ve written, you want to write something that’s five, 10 times more detailed, so much so that people are like, oh my God, this article is amazing, I got to check this one out. And this one’s way better than any other competitors’, so I may even link to it.
Step two. Now you want to email all of the people you link out to in your article. The chances are when you’re writing a blog post, you naturally link out to people to back up your stats, your data, and when you’re linking out to these people, you should email them.
Hey John, I’m a huge fan of your work. So much so I even linked out to you in my latest blog post. Feel free to check it out here. If you enjoy it, feel free to share it. Cheers, Neil. It’s that simple.
You’re going to get people like John to share your post on the social web. Now if you ask him to link back to you, he’s probably not going to do that. But he will share your article on the social web and that’ll help you get more traffic.
The next thing I want you to do is go to BuzzSumo and put in your competitors’ URLs. I want you to hit view shares on their most popular articles, and it will show you all the people in the space who share similar types of content.
And I want you to email them hey John, I noticed you shared XYZ article from site ABC. I have a similar one coming out but mine covers ABC that theirs didn’t. If you like it, feel free and share it.
Cheers, Neil. It’s that simple. By doing that, you’re also going to get more social shares on top. That’s how you kickstart your traffic generation. Now, the fourth thing I want you to do is start collecting emails.
If you don’t collect emails, you’re not going to get people back to your site. You’re already getting some, but you want to get them to keep coming back and back. You can use tools like Hello Bar or MailChimp to collect emails.
Yes, it’s that simple. They’ll allow you to collect emails through popups and sliders and even send them out, and those solutions are free. Then, the next thing I want you to do is collect push notification subscribers.
You can use tools like PushCrew or subscribers.com to get people to subscribe to your blog when they visit it through their browser. This is a simple way to get more people to come back. Now that you got an email list, you got a push notification list, the next step is to send out a blast to those people every time you release a new blog post.
And you’re going to repeat the cycle all over again from sending out a blast, to sending out a push notification, to emailing the people you link out to, to emailing people who do similar social shares.
When you do all of that, you will get to 10,000 visits a month within six months. It’s not hard. You just need to go after a big enough market and you need to ideally produce at least two pieces of blog content each week, if not three.
If you that that consistently, you can get to the traffic numbers. And it’s really that simple. It’s not that hard. If you need help with your content marketing, check out my ad agency Neil Patel Digital.
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